Along with presenting some of the most substantial interviews in current pop culture, Howard Stern has always been a magnet for musicians.
His “Howard Stern Show” on SiriusXM routinely features big names – this week Peter Frampton stopped by, while last week Gary Clark Jr. utilized Stern’s massive platform to promote his new album – so the arrival of “Howard Stern’s Saturday Soundtracks” is a natural addition.
Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, the new show airing on Howard 101 (with replays throughout the day) will spotlight both recent and vintage performances on the radio show.
As well, video episodes of the show will be released every Saturday via the SiriusXM app.
The debut of “Howard Stern’s Saturday Soundtracks” will feature video of Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me” (2006), and audio of Dave Grohl’s first-ever unplugged performance of “Everlong” (1998), as well as Lady Gaga’s solo piano rendition of “Million Reasons” (2016), and James Taylor singing “Fire and Rain” (2015).
Other performances that will be heard on the new show – some cover songs, some acoustic, some full concerts – will come from artists including AC/DC, Billy Joel, Chris Stapleton, John Legend, Metallica, BonJovi, Miley Cyrus, Cyndi Lauper, Aerosmith, Chris Cornell, Don Henley, Ed Sheeran, Duran Duran, Kiss, Sting and ZZ Top.
Stern, who memorably inducted Bon Jovi into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, is expected to have one of this year’s inductees, Def Leppard, in his studio later this month.
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